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Easy Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad

published Friday, May 7, 2021

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

The sweet pop of tender baby peas, creamy dressing, crunchy red onion, hard-boiled eggs, and crispy bacon join forces with shell pasta in your new favorite side dish: Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad. With Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad, your meal is easy peasy.

Directions

Step 1

Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium-heat until crispy, and place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Set aside.

Step 2

Cook pasta shells in boiling, salted water as directed on pasta packaging. Pour pasta into large colander and rinse under cold water until chilled and set aside.

Step 3

Make the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth and then stir in parsley and chives.

Step 4

Prepare the salad by placing pasta shells in a large mixing bowl and adding the bacon, peas, and red onion. Pour the dressing into the bowl and toss to combine until ingredients are well coated.

Step 5

Serve chilled alongside your favorite grilled entrees.

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